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Old 07-10-2015, 05:43 PM   #4501
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Old 07-10-2015, 06:07 PM   #4502
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It is a very old type of writing from Georgia, Russia. Why it was done in that language, I have no idea. It could be that my great grandmother was from there. But I do know her husband was English. When I first saw it, I didn't recognize it for what it was. I had never seen one. Or any part of that language. I had to ask my mother what it meant. It was supposed to stand for my great grandfather's last name which was Adams.
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Old 07-10-2015, 06:39 PM   #4503
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It's the letter "A" in an old-fashioned font:

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Old 07-10-2015, 07:03 PM   #4504
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It's the letter "A" in an old-fashioned font:

Whoever wrote those characters is far better with a pen that me.

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Old 07-10-2015, 07:07 PM   #4505
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It is a very old type of writing from Georgia, Russia. Why it was done in that language, I have no idea. It could be that my great grandmother was from there. But I do know her husband was English. When I first saw it, I didn't recognize it for what it was. I had never seen one. Or any part of that language. I had to ask my mother what it meant. It was supposed to stand for my great grandfather's last name which was Adams.
It's not from Georgia, which has been its own country since 1991 and is not part of Russia. That font was developed in the Middle Ages in Europe when monks wrote down the Gregorian chants of the Catholic Church.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_chant
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:50 PM   #4506
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Whoever wrote those characters is far better with a pen that me.

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Did you learn to use an ink pen with a pen that you had to insert the nib and then dip it into the ink? Shake some of it off so that you didn't have too much?

Pirate sees some folks doing that like in old Western movies. He asked me if I wrote like that. He is under the impression that ball point pens have been around forever. I will have to get some ink and a pen with nibs. Oh and I better not forget the ink blotter.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:12 PM   #4507
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...(the) font was developed in the Middle Ages in Europe when monks wrote down the Gregorian chants of the Catholic Church.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/<b><...ant</font></b>
Here I thought it was a musical term denoting the "A" above the staff, the one I need to squeeze my butt cheeks together* in order to reach.

* Don't laugh, it's the best description I could think of to describe how you force more air from your diaphram. Don't knock it, it works.
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:03 PM   #4508
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We just got home from 10 days in Cozumel, and I went out in the rain to check on my little fenced in vegetable garden. My bush beans that were lush and all abloom when we left are chomped back to bare stems! Something ate all the leaves and blossoms off! I suspect the veritable plethora of bunnies we have this year, no way a deer could have entered the enclosure. Grrrrrr!!
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Old 07-11-2015, 02:49 PM   #4510
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Jeez, Dawg, that's so disappointing! I'm sorry.
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